Preening Flamingo Group


‘Preening Flamingo Group’ color scrimshaw on pre-ban ivory tip by Mary Byrne. An extremely rare work by Byrne done in the mid 1980s from the extensive collection of one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. Unusual to see Byrne’s work on the open market today. The client always said it was one of his top pieces and he did have many great pieces. Byrne’s style was all her own. No one ever did it quite like she did. Mounted on a stand by the late Ken Fredericks this is an incredible bargain. It was originally sold for $3850.00; however, the estate asked that we price it to move and we have done so.


This scrimshaw is done on pre-ban African ivory. Since the passage of the CITIES Treaty in 1973, there has been no African ivory brought into the U.S. However, ivory that was in the U.S. prior to 1973 can be legally sold and shipped within the U.S. However, new legislation taking effect in 2016 restricts pre-ban African Ivory from being shipped interstate. It can only legally be shipped intrastate, (within the state). All of our pre-ban ivory is located with our associate in the state of Ohio. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Ohio. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Ohio, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with the new Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.



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